Nigerian Man, One Other Arrested With Drugs Worth Over N20m In India

A Nigerian man alongside one other have been apprehended by the Mumbai police’s Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) for alleged possession of mephedrone worth Rs 37.5 lakh (N20,678,162.13) in Navi Mumbai.

According to YahooNews, the Ghatkopar unit of the ANC acting on a tip-off laid a trap near the Agarwadi bus stop on Sion-Panvel Highway in Govandi on Friday evening and arrested Francis Augustin D’Souza, 29, with 45 gm of mephedrone.

Based on the information provided by the arrested accused, the ANC team set another trap near Juinagar railway station and caught Nigerian national Richard Tony, 39, a resident of Mira Road, and recovered 205 gm of mephedrone.

During interrogation, it came to light that the duo was involved in smuggling, transportation, and distribution of the drug, an official said.

The official added that a case had been registered in this regard under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

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